Before following through on this thread, I'm not sure if this is allowed by the TOS of the different companies.
But I'd love a comparison between the payout per click of the major AS-like programs we use here. If someone can confirm which programs allow us to to share that info, then let's turn this thread into 3 point posts, no discussion. It will look like this sample (not actual data):
Per Click average earnings: 1. Adsense: 90 cents 2. YPN: 80 cents 3. Chitika 40 cents
Every program can have complete different CTR depending on the ad targeting.
This can easy influence CTR in a range of 1:100 from great targeting to complete anti targeting.
So even when gambling affliant paradies would pay $10 per click, and the visitors of my page do not like gambling - anti targeting - $0,20 from AdSense could bring much more because CTR is maybe 100 times better.
In the year 2000, I stoped banner advertising on my sites, because the ads had been completely anti targeted to the users of my site and the CTR had been a joke.